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Chemical Projects

Dow Chemical

Location: Western U.S.

Scope: 35' diameter x 32' high hydrochloric acid storage tank. Abrasive blast, install, and steam cure Polycorp 1000 triple-layer natural rubber lining.

Facilities Datasheet
Chemical Transportation Datasheet

scaffolding preparation for Acid Tank Relining in-process photo of Natural Rubber Lining of Acid Tank

Chemical Transportation

Location: Goodwest shop

Scope: Reline fleet of tanker trailers for bleach transportation with Blair CC-4624 pure chloro butyl rubber linings. For another customer reline fleet of tanker trailers for oil-field frac service with Tnemec 390 100% solids epoxy novolac.

Facilities Datasheet
Chemical Transportation Datasheet

outdoor photo of line of freshly relined - with butyl rubber lining - tanker trailers for bleach transportation

Olin Chlor Alkali

Location: Western U.S.

Scope: 30' dia. x 18' high hydrochloric acid storage tank. Remove existing rubber lining using ultra-high hydro-pressure. Abrasive blast, install, and steam cure Polycorp 1000 triple-layer natural rubber lining.

Facilities Datasheet
Chemical Transportation Datasheet

Rialto Airport

Elastromeric semstone lining applied to containment pit

Location: Rialto, CA

Scope: 20' x 40' concrete secondary containment pit for sulfuric acid storage. Abrasive blast, resurface w/ epoxy Carboguard 510 resurfacing compound, coat w/ Carboline Semstone 110 sealer, Semstone 145AFC aggregate-filled novolac epoxy, and an elastomeric Semstone 805 fabric-embedded epoxy in the joint areas.

Facilities Datasheet
Chemical Transportation Datasheet
Water Treatment Datasheet

Food and Beverage

E&J Gallo Winery

Location: Goodwest Facility - Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Situation: E&J Gallo is the largest family-owned winery in the United States. They contracted Goodwest to rubber line their water filtration vessels. All of the lining materials were required to be FDA compliant, so Goodwest installed a white, soft chlorobutyl rubber lining with food-grade ingredients. The lining also had to be capable of withstanding temperatures up to 130°F while being exposed to sulfuric acid. The slightest pinhole in the lining would allow the acid to come into contact with the steel. At elevated temperatures, this would eat holes in the vessel in a matter of days!

Rubber linings are commonly specified for water filtration vessels because of their proven track record, chemical/temperature resistance, and overall longevity. Goodwest chose a 3/16” thick Blair VE 524WC chlorobutyl rubber lining for the E&J Gallo vessels. The project was completed on-time and on-budget.

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Water Treatment Datasheet

Mariani Packing

photo of exterior of multiple tanks with fresh linings

Location: Vacaville, CA

Scope: One 60' dia. x 20' high Equalization Tank; one 30' dia. x 20' high Primary Clarifier lined with Endura-Flex 1988 elastomeric polyurethane (expanded) 100 - 200 mils dry film thickness. One 18’ w x 33’ l x 20’ high Sludge Tank lined with Carboline 9060 modified epoxy, 16 mils dry film thickness.

Problem: The waste water treatment plant at this dried fruit manufacturing and packaging company had multiple failed linings. The original supports were not seal welded, which allowed gaps to form between the brackets and tank wall. There was also heavy abrasion at the bottom of the equalization tank and a microbial attack produced sulfuric acid which was eating through the lining of a sludge tank. To make matters worse, the original lining was not suited to handle the “cold wall effect” which was caused by low exterior and high interior temperatures of the tank (see Cold Wall Effect data sheet).

before and after photos of the equalization tank lining

Solution: In addition to poor corrosion engineering, initial installation of the vessels was the source of the problem. All attempts to resolve it prior to Goodwest were faulty and merely “cover-ups”. Goodwest was contacted by Siemens to design and install a long-term solution.

An Endura-Flex® 1988 elastomeric polyurethane (expanded) 100 - 200 mils dry film thickness was chosen to resolve the abrasion and corrosion issues as well as reduce the “Cold Wall Effect” in the Equalization and Clarifier Tanks. It was used to fill the gaps between the brackets and tank walls; merely painting the gaps would have resulted in corrosion behind the brackets. Choosing the proper lining for the Sludge Tank required extensive analysis to reveal that the microbes’ waste product was sulfuric acid which significantly heated during the day on exposed walls when the liquid level dropped.

Endura-Flex 1988 Elastomeric Polyurethane Data Sheet

Municipal/Government Projects

Marine Corps Logistics Base

At work repairing GAC vessels

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Water Treatment Datasheet

Location: Barstow, California

The Problem: The US Marine Corps Laboratory Base has a ground water remediation plant with10’ diameter Granulated Activated Carbon (GAC) vessels. They needed a company with prior experience to inspect the vessels and determine all necessary repairs. The GAC vessels were originally lined with vinyl ester l, a difficult lining to apply that requires experience to be done correctly. There are visible rust stains from the exterior and a hole in the steel with water leaking out. At this point we assume a thorough analysis and a substantial amount of work will be needed to get these vessels in good working condition. Complete Job Safety Analyses (JSAs) and site-specific safety plans are required prior to starting any work.

The Solution: Goodwest submits complete and thorough safety plans to a board of specialists and demonstrates their ability to perform the work in a safe manner. Goodwest has extensive experience in water treatment systems in partnering with companies like Siemens Water Technologies, which was the company contracted to remove the carbon from the vessel prior to Goodwest’s inspection.

Cal State University Long Beach

photo of subterranean concrete pit for building cooling, after receiving new elastomeric polyurethane lining

Location: Long Beach, California

The Problem: The concrete was so degraded, spalled, and full of “bug holes” that most lining materials could not be used to successfully reline the half-million gallon subterranean concrete pit. The concrete normally would have required costly and time-consuming re-surfacing prior to relining. Every summer the University filled the pit with more than 100,000 cubic feet of ice and blew air through it to chill their A.C. air and drastically reduce their electricity bill.

The Solution: With summer fast approaching, Goodwest was contacted to utilize the ECOSYSTEM® expansion technology for this project. This system involves injecting an inert gas into elastomeric polyurethane to “expand” the polyurethane film and create a light-weight, very thick lining material that can easily form a pinhole-free surface over extremely uneven surfaces. Just before the summer heat picked up, Goodwest successfully relined the pit and the University didn’t have to pay more of those exorbitant summer electricity rates.

ECOSYSTEM expansion technology is one of a wide variety of corrosion protection solutions that Goodwest provides for facilities throughout the west. Goodwest inspects and analyzes challenging corrosion problems, engineers unique long term solutions, and provides turnkey installation services. Large operations across the full spectrum of industries have utilized Goodwest for decades to ensure their equipment stays in service for as long as possible without problems.

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Water Treatment Datasheet

U.S. Navy

Fuel Liner with 3 step protective liner

Location: Goodwest shop

Scope: 11' dia. x 40' long fuel storage tank. Abrasive blast & line interior w/ Sherwin Williams specialized epoxy & fluorinated polyurethane lining system. Blast & coat exterior with three coat zinc, epoxy, polyurethane.

Cold Wall Effect Datasheet
Water Treatment Datasheet

U.S. Navy Missile Support System

Location: Goodwest Facility - Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Situation: The US Navy is tasked with maintaining a large fleet of vital weapons systems that must be prepared for deployment at a moment’s notice. In their efforts to keep their equipment in superb ready condition, the Naval Weapons Station (NWS) contracted Goodwest Linings & Coatings Inc. to perform “Standard Refresh & Repair” of their Missile Erection Bridges (MEB). The MEBs are utilized in loading missiles onto submarines and ships.

Scope: The 48’ long x 13’ wide X 14’ tall missile erection bridge (MEB) required inspections and corrective measures enacted. The NWS provided multiple units each weighing 27,000 pounds that Goodwest arranged to have transported to and from their facility in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.

Result: After coordinating the transport of the equipment, Goodwest meticulously disassembled and cataloged the many fasteners and other items (i.e. rubber foot pads, support pads, reflectors, etc). It was imperative that, upon completion, every part of the apparatus be reinstalled precisely as it was when it was received.

The equipment was then abrasive blasted to near-white metal finish (SSPC-SP 10). Goodwest’s inspection team performed magnetic particle inspections (MPI) of critical stress areas to reveal weld failures to be repaired to naval specifications. The US Navy and Goodwest maintained consistent communication throughout the process to ensure all efforts met the high standards required by the NWS and Goodwest.

After weld repairs were completed and passed a final inspection, a final “sweep” blast (SSPC-SP 7) was performed before Goodwest applied four coats of protective coatings per military specifications.

Naval and Goodwest inspectors provided approval at several hold points throughout the process. The MEB was then reassembled and transported back to the Naval Weapons Station to provide continued reliable service for the protection of the United States of America.

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Inland Empire Regional Composting Authority

photo of catwalks with white protective premium coating

Location: Goodwest Facility - Rancho Cucamonga, CA

The Inland Empire Regional Composting Authority (IERCA) wanted to replace their old and corroded catwalk with one that has a premium coating system that would last for decades. The IERCA contracted with Scrape Certified Welding for the fabrication and Goodwest was the preferred coating applicator due to its competitive pricing and expertise in the coating industry.

Each catwalk was 2’wide x ~12’long and made of 11 gauge, hot rolled, pickled & oiled, carbon steel grating per ASTM 8569. There was a total of approximately 1,150ft.

The catwalk segments were abrasive blasted per SSPC-SP-6 “commercial blast” before a three-coat coating system was applied: Carbozinc 11WB zinc primer at 2-3 mils DFT, Carboguard 893 epoxy intermediate coat at 4-6 mils, and Carbothane 134 VOC polyurethane top coat at 3-4 mils.

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Mining/Aggregate Projects

Aggregates Plant I

Location: Lake Elsinore, CA

Situation: This facility was in need of complete refurbishment, including re-painting of the wash plant, structural supports, conveyors and more. This was a critical situation and a quick-turnaround was required.

Scope: Goodwest provided as much manpower and equipment as possible in order to meet the customer’s deadline. Steel surfaces were abrasive blasted, mechanical hand tooled and/or hand sanded. One coat of Carboline 890VOC epoxy (color: match existing) was applied @ 6-8+ mils DFT. The coating was then inspected and verified as defect free.

photo of rusty catwalk
Catwalk Before
photo of catwalk with new tan-colored protective coating
Catwalk After
photo of exterior of wash plant with rusted and chipping coatings
Washplant Before
photo of exterior of wash plant with fresh protective coatings
Washplant Before

Aggregates Plant II

Situation: The existing paint at the facility was deteriorated and corroded. A water analysis found a high level of chlorides in the water, which increased the rate of corrosion.

Scope: Goodwest provided the labor, equipment, material and insurance to perform the work on site. Pressure wash w/ Chlor-Rid rinse solution @ 3500-5000 psi. Abrasive blast bare steel & corroded areas per SSPC-SP-6 commercial blast. Apply 1-coat Carboline 890VOC (Color: Dunes Tan) @ 6-8 mils DFT. Apply 2nd coat (wash plant only) @ 6-8 mils DFT. Inspect and verify as defect free.

photo of corroded exterior in need of commercial blasting photo of conveyor structure after abrasive blasting and Carboline coating

Mexico Mining Project

Location: Mexico

A billion dollar mining construction project in Mexico required more than two miles of 20” diameter rubber-lined pipe for their process water. The pipe for this project was to originate from a major distributor in Southern California.Goodwest Linings & Coatingswas selected to install the rubber lining and exterior coatings.

In a growing trend in the mining industry, the mine’s process water was derived from the ocean. The corrosive nature of saltwater, the abrasiveness of the slurry, and the high-pressure due to the water being pumped all the way from the sea, made for a very abusive environment. Fluor engineers decided to specify a ½” thick, soft rubber lining for the job.

The 50 ft. pipe lengths were not an obstacle due to Goodwest’s 60 ft. steam autoclave for pressure curing of the rubber lining. Goodwest also applied a 3 coat exterior coating system in their large spray booths.

This was a high volume project with rapid production for a critical part of the mine operation. That is why major industrial facilities in the Western US have been relying on Goodwest’s lining solutions for decades.

photo of rubber-lined pipes for process water

Minerals Mine

photo of 3 of the rubber-lined tanks for salt recovery processes

Location: California

Situation: During a large plant expansion, a mining company was fabricating three 30 ft. and two 20 ft. diameter rubber-lined tanks for a salt recovery process. Goodwest had the technical expertise and manpower to complete the project quickly while meeting the extensive safety requirements of the job site and Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA).

Some of the unique safety challenges included avoidance of heat stress during the summer and working with flammable and toxic materials with dozens of other contractors working in the immediate vicinity. Additionally, Goodwest managed the project around flash floods and high winds that were occurring in the area.

The project was a success: the five tanks were lined successfully without any safety incidents. Goodwest was invited to perform more work at the site due to our performance on this job.

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Surface Mine

Location: California

Scope: Ceilcote® 242 flake filled vinyl ester - 40 mils thick on 42’ dia. process tank, Blair C623BC chlorobutyl rubber lining - ¼” thick on ceiling of 20’ diameter high-temperature process tank, Enduraflex® 1988 elastomeric polyurethane - 100 mils thick on brine tank, plus floor of another tank, Belzona® 1341 ceramic epoxy - applied on fan wheel of boiler air intake at power plant, and Enviroline® 290 phenolic epoxy - 40 mils thick applied on instrument and plant air pressure vessels.

Problem: Five tanks at the mining operation were extremely corroded and needed to be repaired or relined during a very short window in which it could shut down for the repairs. If the installation could not be completed in this timeframe, some of the tanks would have to wait up to three more years for repairs!

Solution: Goodwest successfully managed & completed the project within the seven day timeframe while having several different crews working at different locations. They inspected, repaired, and relined four tanks. Moreover, only 48 hours before one tank needed to be filled, holes were found on the floor. With no time for welding, Goodwest developed and implemented an on-the-spot solution involving sealing the floor with an elastomeric polyurethane.

Goodwest applied a wide variety of cutting edge lining materials which can withstand high temperatures, abrasion, and aggressive chemical environments. We pride ourselves on the technical capabilities required for these various applications and the ability to achieve high quality installations under tight deadlines.

before, during, and after photo of critical relining project with elastomeric polyurethane linings for corroded process tanks

Power Projects

Oxnard Power Plant

Location: Goodwest shop

Scope: 24' w x 12' h x 100' long high-temp. ducting for power plant exhaust. Abrasive blast & apply Amercoat 351 100% solids epoxy containing 880 glass flake additive to interior. Apply Amerguard 400 AL to exterior.

Facilities Datasheet

Southern California Edison

photo of exterior of power plant with condenser cool down

Location: Southern California

Scope: Inspect, repair, reline, and maintain neoprene rubber linings in thousands of feet of 30" - 36" diameter Condenser Cool Down piping. Refurbishment & rubber molding of various valve bodies. Inspect, repair, reline various water filtration pressure vessels & process tanks.

Facilities Datasheet

Venezuela Power Plant

Location: Goodwest shop

Scope: 4', 6', 7' dia. water filtration pressure vessels. Install semi-hard natural rubber linings and epoxy/polyurethane exterior coatings.

Contact us for your protective coating needs. We will ensure your critical equipment lasts as long as possible.

Water Treatment Datasheet

Pulp and Paper

Cosmopolitan Paper

Location: Aberdeen, WA

Scope: Three 78” dia. x 96” shell brine softeners. Abrasive blast off existing lining and corrosion from interior to white metal per SSPC-SP-5. Installed Endura-Flex® 1988 elastomeric polyurethane, 60 – 80 mils DFT.

Problem: There was significant corrosion on three internal flanges, among other areas, due to the brine in Cosmopolitan Paper’s water filtration tanks. The location of the corrosion made installation of the new rubber lining a challenge. There was also a considerable time constraint placed on this project.

Solution: Goodwest resolved the corroded flanges by completely reforming them with polyurethane. This process was much more efficient than welding new flanges onto the pipes. Goodwest then lined the tanks with Endura-Flex. Since there was no acid involved in the plant’s process, Endura-Flex was the perfect solution: it was quick to apply and would keep the tanks in great condition for years to come.

Endura-Flex 1988 Elastomeric Polyurethane Data Sheet
Goodwest Material Application

International Paper

Location: Springfield, OR

Situation: International Paper had several Anion & Cation water filtration vessels with old linings. There was a building around the vessels and they couldn’t be removed, therefore all refurbishment work needed to be performed on site. A tight work window was stipulated to minimize the mill’s down time. International Paper was looking for a reputable company with extensive tank lining experience to help get their water filtration vessels repaired and back into service. Goodwest was contracted to perform the rubber lining spark tests, inspections, repairs, as well as complete strips and relines.

Field Services

Steel Projects

Continuous Coating Corp.

circular photo of zinc coils in a warehouse, with the photo framed within a zinc coil

Location: Orange, CA and Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Scope: Electro-zinc coil coating line & plating solution holding tanks. Inspect, spark test, repair and maintain C623BC, ¼”thk chlorobutyl rubber lining in several existing process tanks at customer’s facility. Accommodate tight work windows during holiday outages. Abrasive blast and line new process tanks at Goodwest facility.

Field Services

Steel Mill

Location: Western U.S. & Goodwest shop

Scope: Pickle line structural supports. Ultra-high hydro-pressure clean corroded steel & residue, abrasive blast & coat I-beam supports in field and in shop with Enviroline 290 100% solids epoxy phenolic. Work around the clock to meet tight schedule.

Facilities Datasheet

Water Filtration Projects


Location: Southern California

Scope: Dozens of groundwater filtration vessels. Inspect, engineer repair procedure, remove tank piping & components, repair linings, re-install internal & external piping & components. Repairs included abrasive blasting and relining of tank compartments with Enviroline 230 100 % solids NSF 61 potable water epoxy.

Water Treatment Datasheet

Potable water epoxy lining Tank compartment abrasive blasting Lockheed protective linings


Filter vessel repair with elastromeric polyurethane

Location: Goodwest shop

Scope: 8 ea. 54" diameter multi-media filter vessels. Inspect, engineer repair plan, piping & component removal, weld repairs, abrasive blasting & relining w/ Endura-flex 1988 elastomeric polyurethane, re-coating of exterior, install internal filtration components, fabricate & assemble CPVC piping, assemble valves, gauges, & control panels.

Water Treatment Datasheet

Water/Wastewater Projects

Big Tujunga Dam

Big Tujunga Dam 3M SkotchKote material

Location: Goodwest Shop

Scope: 24", 48", 60", 72" dia. pipe fittings. Abrasive blast, line interior, coat exterior of pipe with 3M Scotchkote 134 fusion bonded epoxy.

Water Treatment Datasheet

L.A. Metropolitan Water District

photo of pipes with fresh protective coatings and linings curing in a warehouse

Location: Goodwest shop

Scope: Water pipeline air release mechanisms consisting of straight pipe, fittings, and flanges. Abrasive blast & coat w/ Amercoat 68HS.

Water Treatment Datasheet

Central Basin Water District

Location: Goodwest shop

Scope: 4", 6", 12" dia. fittings and straight pipe. Variety of exterior coatings (epoxy novolac, fusion bonded epoxy, zinc/epoxy/urethane, polyamide epoxy).

Water Treatment Datasheet

Glendale Water Treatment Plant

Location: Glendale, CA

Scope: 20' dia. x 21' tall backwash water tank at groundwater treatment plant. Abrasive blast out existing lining and re-line with Carboline Polibrid 705 elastomeric polyurethane. Recoat exterior w/ Carbomastic 15 epoxy & Carboline 134VOC polyurethane.

Water Treatment Datasheet

Oil & Gas

Aera Energy

exterior photo of weak acid cation filtration vessel with new protective coating

Location: Kern County, CA

In the hot and acidic liquid environment of oil production, tank linings can fail rapidly and cause leaks within months. The cost of tank repair or replacement, unplanned downtime, and the risk of environmental damage initiated the demand for a better solution.

Oil production companies frequently have tank corrosion issues due to the hot water produced during the oil extraction process. Steam and chemicals are shot down wells to loosen the thick crude oil, and then the hot acidic mixture is extracted from the ground. Before being re-used, the produced water is separated from the oil and cleaned in an extensive water filtration process.

After repeated premature tank failures, despite cutting edge surface preparation technology and a novolac epoxy with a proven track record in high temperature environments, Goodwest Linings and Coatings was asked by Aera Energy in Kern County, CA, to design a solution that would extend the longevity of their Weak Acid Cation filtration vessels.

The hydrochloric acid in the vessels was used at 190° F to 210° F; the company determined that a lifespan of five years or more was acceptable. The first relined tanks with this program have been intact since 2003 without repairs and are still going strong! Goodwest has utilized the same solution for more than 20 tanks in the area over the years. The winning solution was a rock-hard graphite-reinforced natural rubber lining called the Blair VE925BNG. The key advantages of the lining material in this application are:

  • High temperature resistance.
  • Trace amounts of hydrocarbons in the vessels cause most rubber linings to swell and become more permeable. The tightly cross-linked molecules of this rock-hard lining take much longer to break down in the presence of hydrocarbons.
  • Natural rubber linings resist hydrochloric acid better than most other rubber linings.
  • Thermal insulation. The .250” thickness reduces the temperature differential between the hot tank interior and cold tank exterior, which reduces the tendency of the hot liquid to permeate the lining (see “Is Your Tank in Hot Water?”).

Aera Energy has experienced huge cost savings from the lack of interruption in the production process. This innovative solution has subsequently been implemented for other oil production companies throughout California.

Ryan Sears, president of Goodwest, stated, “Working on complex problems with our customers is what we do best; and reducing the amount of unplanned downtime for some production operations can save millions of dollars.“

Aera Energy 2

Location: Kern County, CA

Situation: Goodwest was selected to coat the exterior of Aera Energy’s “slug catcher” for maximum corrosion protection. The vessel measured 10’ diameter x 30’ shell length. The slug catcher allows the gas stream to expand which provides an area for liquids to slow and settle. A large quantity of liquid exiting the pipeline is considered a slug.

First Goodwest abrasive blasted the exterior per SSPC-SP 10 near-white metal. Next they applied a prime coat of Sherwin Williams Zinc Clad II Plus at 3-6 mils DFT. They then applied an intermediate epoxy coat of Sherwin Williams Macropoxy 646 at 4-8 mils DFT followed by the final topcoat of Sherwin Williams High Solids Polyurethane at 3-4 mils DFT.

This three-coat exterior paint system offers corrosion protection from the most severe environmental conditions.

Aera’s detailed inspection process confirmed that Goodwest was the right company for the job as all project specifications and their high level of expectations were met.

Berry Petroleum

photo of the floatation tank that needed new linings and coatings

Location: Goodwest Shop

Situation: Berry Petroleum was looking for an experienced applicator to line the interior and coat the exterior of one of their more unique vessels, a 50K flotation unit. Flotation units are typically used for pretreatment to nutshell filtration and/or softening used in steam flood applications. These units are unique in that they have a “tank within a tank” that creates significant accessibility problems.

Goodwest has processed other vessels of similar design and scope and were well prepared for the challenges. Pre-job planning, expert material handling, and professional applicator workmanship were just some of the factors that led to another successful project and satisfied customer. Properly lining the interior of a vessel with this unique configuration is quite an undertaking. Maneuverability is limited and the working space is extremely tight. Various angles, edges, welds, etc, had to be stripe coated and rigorously inspected in order to achieve proper coverage and a pinhole-free lining.

photo of some of the exterior piping that is part of teh floatation tank system

Goodwest started by abrasive blasting the interior per SSPC-SP 5 (white metal) with a 3-5 mil profile. Then they lined all interior surfaces with Enviroline 405HT Epoxy Novolac at 30 - 40 mils DFT. The exterior was abrasive blasted per SSPC-SP 6 with a 2-3 mil profile and the following coating system was applied:

  • Prime coat – Carbozinc 11HS zinc at 2-3 mils DFT.
  • Intermediate coat – Carboguard 890 epoxy at 4-6 mils DFT.
  • Top coat – Carbothane 134 HG polyurethane at 2-3 mils DFT.

Goodwest has decades of experience crafting innovative solutions for unique coating projects.

Frac Chemical Tankers

Location: Dozens of ongoing projects throughout Western United States

Situation: Chemicals carried by tankers include a volatile assortment of acids and solvents that pose one of the most challenging chemical resistance issues that we’ve come across. Many of these tanker linings only last two years or less before they fail.

After testing a variety of materials, Goodwest found that a Tnemec thick-film reinforced novalac epoxy is the optimum lining for this volatile environment. But you need more than just a great lining material—meticulous surface preparation is vital with used tankers. Salt and contaminants must be completely removed prior to sandblasting to ensure proper coating adhesion and longer lifespan. Then Goodwest applies the coating up to 70 mills thick on the tanker’s floor for additional protection where chemical attack is most likely to occur.

Goodwest has inspected, repaired, and completely relined dozens of frac tankers over the years. With only minor maintenance, our customers’ tankers are now lasting upward of four years, effectively doubling their lifespans.

photo of parked chemical tankers with fresh protective coatings and linings

Kern County Oil Production Company

Location: Kern County

Scope: Provide labor, material, equipment, and insurance to perform the following on-site work at a water plant. There was one 12' dia. x 5' side shell media filter tank with hundreds of blisters and pinholes.

  1. Degrease 100% of interior using 5,000 psi pressure washer & degreasing agent.
  2. Remove 100% of existing lining by abrasive blasting to white metal.
  3. Hydro-clean 100% of ID at 36,000 psi with demineralized water & Chlor-rid. Ensure the following max. salt levels: chlorides: none nitrates: 5ppm sulfates: 5ppm
  4. Abrasive blast ID to white metal again per SSPC-SP-5, 4 mil minimum angular profile.
  5. Apply Enviroline 405HT to 100% of ID, 40 mils min. dry film thickness.
  6. Holiday test & verify lining is free of pinholes and defects.

Field Services

photo from a distance of the facility amidst a desert-like landscapephoto of workers inspecting the water plant tanksphoto of interior of corroded tank